Tag Archives: SAR

Search and Rescue

Buried Alive Rescue

EMS staff from CDS rescued 50yo Mario Antonio Ramirez after he was buried under a wall that he was working on when it fell apart. The incident happened at  la 23ª. Avenida Norte and cross street la Alameda Juan Pablo II en San Salvador. The patient was immediately packaged and transported to Rosales Hospital.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento trasladan a Mario Antonio Ramírez, de 50 años.

 

NUEVOS RESCATISTAS EN COMANDOS DE SALVAMENTO

Voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento ponen en práctica su destreza

34 volunteer members were recently certified as formal members of Comandos de Salvamento and will be added to our high angle rescue team.

Practical classes were offered at the Puerta del Diablo . Seven of the 34 volunteers were female candidates who showed they were just as able to do their work as their male candidates. Congratulations and welcome to the Comandos Family.

 

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Executive Director of more than 30 years, Cruz, leads the pack on a long distant run throughout the city.

Mujeres demostraron su valor.

La sonrisa es ahora parte de las 7 señoritas que se graduaron como rescatistas.

Landslide Recovery

Urban Search and Rescue was dispatched this morning to rescue two workers when they were building a retaining wall on Conchagua, Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán.

One of the workers was still alive when Comandos started to offer CPR and initiate rapid transport to a local Emergency Department while the body of 46yo Gregorio de Jesús Rivera was recovered.

The second victim was under several layers of mud.
Comandos de Salvamento recover Gregorio de Jesús Rivera.

Comandos Leave for Mexico

With their faith in God and the courage of a typical Comando this morning, a small contingent from our main base left this morning to Mexico City to join in on Search and Rescue/Recovery efforts already underway for the last 24 hours when the earthquake hit Tuesday September 19th.

Comando Veterans included Roberto Campos, Jhonny Edgar Ramos, Carlos Vásquez, Roberto Márquez, Josué Najarro and Edwin Portal. One by one they gathered their belongings and said goodbye to their families. One of their children wrote a message on a prominent social networking site, “We will pray that you return dad, you are an example to follow by dedicating your life to save others, I love you and await your return.”

This Wednesday afternoon, a second group of Comando volunteers will be sent to Mexico to help in recovery efforts.

Edgar Jhonny Ramos and the gang ready to part to Mexico.
Comandos de Salvamento have specialty trained brigades for rescue under collapsed structures.
The spirit of the CDS institution is very high.
Ready to help our Mexican brothers and sisters.
The first group of volunteers to be sent to Mexico, the 2nd, tomorrow.
Jhonny Ramos prepares his belongings.
Josué Najarro and Carlos Vásquez gear checking.
Off to the airport.
Grupo USAR ready to board the plane.